Jessie K. Liu pulled her name from consideration for the post of associate attorney general.
(U.S. Department of justice)
US-state has withdrawn attorney for the District of Columbia, Jessie Liu your name from consideration for the associate attorney general, the third highest office in the justice Department.
A person familiar with the situation told Fox News on Thursday that there is real doubt that Liu could be the necessary votes in the Senate judiciary Committee received, according to Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, came out against you. Conn Carroll, a spokesman for Lee, confirmed that the senator is not against Liu’s appointment “is based on your last record on the life issues,” but declined to comment further.
The person added that Liu was Vice President of the National Association of Women Lawyers, if the group is against the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme court by President George W. Bush in 2005. A source familiar with the matter said that Liu did not sign the letter opposing Alito’s nomination, but her name was on them because of your position with the organization.
But the person said, Liu had to sign a letter in support of Alito, a fellow Yale Law School graduate. In a further twist to the story, Lee clerked for Alito, while the latter was a federal appeals judge, then was back to Alito, was confirmed by the high court in the year 2006.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.
The NAWL has a history of filing amicus briefs, took a liberal-leaning positions on issues like abortion. The person told Fox News that Liu as NAWL, a professional networking group and was “generally not aware of” the group’s political activities.
A Ministry of justice spokesman confirmed that “a women’s lawyer association, Liu was associated with over a dozen years, took certain controversial positions.
“While we believe that the criticism of Jessie are unfair, they didn’t want their nomination to be a distraction,” added the spokesman, adding that Liu will continue to serve as U.S. attorney for Washington, DC
Attorney General William Barr said in a statement that Liu “is one of the most beautiful, most impressive people at the Department of Justice. She has an outstanding United States attorney, and would have made a worthy associate attorney general. I have zero doubt that she would have faithfully executed my priorities and expanded my rule-of-law agenda.”
Barr added that he was to be the appointment of Liu, the Chairman of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of the lawyers of the United States (the tree), because, as he put it, “I need Jessie to play a wider role in the Department.”
Liu, 46, was a U.S. attorney in Washington from 2002 to 2006, and followed, crimes of violence, drug trafficking, and fraud cases. She later served as deputy chief of staff for the justice Department’s national security division, a lawyer, the Deputy attorney general and as Deputy attorney General for the justice Department the civil rights division.
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Liu also worked as a Deputy General counsel in the Treasury Department, and was a partner at the law firms Morrison & Foerster and Jenner & Block.
As associate attorney general, Liu would have been responsible for the supervision of the Department for civil litigation. Trump is nominated, the US attorney for DC in June 2017, and has been confirmed by the Senate, September.
Fox News’ William Mears, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.